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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Tip #3

This is a quick and simple one that hopefully we all know but needs to be said. Whether email, text(sms) or telephone message think before responding. Use the 20 second rule. Read, Examine, decide. <<<<< Read about it there Hackers know you. There should be no doubt about that. Everyone is on social media and…
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My Cat is a Hacker.

Yep, you read it right. My cat is a hacker. Well kinda. He is more like of a social engineering con man, which in the tech world would be also known as Human Hacking. I will tell you the story in a minute but first lets discover what social engineering is. Basically it is using…
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Strategy

The Biggest Security Threat to Small Business and How to Fix It

What is the biggest security threat to small businesses today. I will let you know right now that most business owners believe it is getting hacked. In a sense that is true. But often the idea of being hacked is misrepresented in our minds as some guy in a hoodie behind a laptop writing code…
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What is Shadow Tech and Why it matters to your business.

What is Shadow Tech and Why it matters to your business. Shadow Tech is fancy scary word for unauthorized devices being attached and used on your systems. It comes in many forms. Everything from thumb drives, ipods and phones plugged into a users computer to people bringing in their own WiFi routers and plugging them…
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Windows 7 End of Life

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Tips #2

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Tips #2 With over 30 billion devices connected to the internet and counting, you may have heard the term, Internet of Things (IoT) – devices that perform various tasks through internet connectivity. These devices are becoming increasingly common in many households, including digital assistants, smart thermostats, doorbells and printers. While IoT devices…
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The Human Firewall

WTF is a Human Firewall? Yes I did get that exact question. It is NOT a barrier around yourself to prevent being burned. It is not the steel barrier between the passenger compartment and engine of a vehicle either. The Human Firewall is the best defense a company can develop to protect against cyber crime.…
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Back to School – Avoiding Cyberattacks

The kids have gone “Back to School” so to speak. In many cases virtually. While we have become comfortable with the whole online learning thing over the past several months, It is still ultimately up to parents to make the online learning experience safe for our young learners. If you have been tuning in/listening to…
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How Safe is Your Personal Info

How Safe is Your Personal Info Just a normal day walking from the station to the office. This nice girl shows you a sign in the window and tells you that if you like them on facebook, the coffee shop will give you a free coffee and pastry. WOW! This is starting out to be…
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Back to School – 6 Tips to Stay Safe

As you are likely well aware, school is about to begin if it already hasn’t. I am sure you also know that this year will look different from years past. There will be a few things that will remain the same. Back to school sales at brick and mortar retailers for supplies and new clothes.…
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How Password Policies Protect Your Business

How Password Policies Protect Your Business As mentioned in an earlier article Combat the Password Crisis, Passwords are a necessary part of protecting your business assets. We have had to deal with our almost universal dislike of using and changing passwords for a long time now. It is because of this dislike that password policies…
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